MNA Program Information
The Medication Nursing Assistant (MNA) program at LNA Health Careers is a 70 hour training course for Licensed Nursing Assistants who are looking to advance their career. The MNA program at LNA Health Careers was designed to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare industry. The curriculum is designed to provide LNAs the knowledge and understanding of the NH Board of Nursing regulations for MNA medication administration and the skill and knowledge to safely administer medications to a stable population under RN supervision. Students participate in 35 hours of classroom and lab and 35 hours of clinical experience, held in a Board of Nursing approved long term care facility. Learning is achieved through class discussions, demonstrations and practical applications.
Students enrolled in the MNA course are expected to spend time reading and studying their text book outside of class to prepare for each day of theory. There are 4 exams given throughout the course. An 80% average must be maintained to pass academically. Upon course completion, a final competency exam will be administered on which a student must score a 90% or greater to pass the course.
During clinical, students will utilize their new skills and knowledge by administering medication to residents at their training facility under the direction of their Nurse Instructor. The content of the clinical component is designed to teach the accurate and safe administration of medications by the following methods: topical, oral, nasal, ocular, auricular, vaginal, rectal and enteral tubes. Students will be introduced to a variety of clinical opportunities to maximize learning.
LNA Health Careers is approved to operate by the New Hampshire (NH) Board of Nursing and we are licensed through the Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission in New Hampshire (NH). We have been in business since 2002 and are proud of our positive reputation in the healthcare community. We offer an excellent level of education as our training is organized, efficient and designed with quality in mind.
What We Offer Our Students:
- Day, evening and weekend class schedules to fit your busy schedule. We understand that many of our students have other responsibilities such as families, full or part time jobs and other forms of education that they need to work around in order to get their MNA license. We try to offer different class options to fit many schedules.
- Highly experienced Nurse Instructors. All of our Instructors are NH Board of Nursing approved and are sent through a training program where they must demonstrate their ability to teach effectively. All of our Instructors have had previous experience in long term care prior to teaching, as well as a variety of other Nursing experience that they will share with their students.
- Small class sizes. Classes are limited to 8 students during theory and to 4 students during clinical, to ensure individual one on one attention with the Instructor.
- Tutoring available. At any point during the program should a student desire a tutor, we will provide one for an additional fee. We are here to help you to succeed in reaching your educational goals.
- A fully staffed Admissions Office available to assist you from enrollment through the licensure process.
- CPR (BLS for the Healthcare Provider) available at a discounted rate for all current students and past graduates.
The application process is very competitive and extensive. An application for admission can be submitted in person to our Admissions Office or via mail or fax. Interested candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Must hold a valid unrestricted Nursing Assistant License issued by the State of NH Board of Nursing.
- Complete an application for the program which includes a written (or typed) essay, stating your personal goals and why you desire to become proficient in the administration of medication.
- Submit proof of LNA employment. Applicants must provide proof that they have worked as an LNA for at least two years full time (36 hours per week minimum) or 5 years part time for a minimum of 3,744 hours.
- Submit two character references from a Nurse Manager, Director or Administrator from past/current employment testifying to the applicant’s honesty, integrity, compassion and enthusiasm for nursing-related activities.
- Possess proficiency in math by passing the pre-entrance math assessment with an 80% or greater.
- Complete a State of NH background check and be free from any felony convictions. Misdemeanors and violations will be considered on a case by case basis and must be disclosed on the initial application.
Upon acceptance into the program, applicants will be asked to provide documentation of a 2 step TB test within the past year or negative chest x-ray within the past 5 years, documentation of Hepatitis B vaccine series or declination form and documentation of the current years’ flu vaccine or declination form. Once accepted, a tuition payment will be required to reserve a seat in a class. We do strongly encourage candidates to purchase the text book ahead of time and read through it entirely prior to starting the class. Candidates are welcome to purchase the text book during the enrollment process if desired.
We welcome you and look forward to helping you advance your career in healthcare!